14 Sep Web Design Frequently Asked Questions
As a web designer, for Droplets Software House, here is a list of frequently asked questions by clients and others.
How Much Does a Website Cost?
There are many factors to consider when determining the cost of a website, firstly we consider the type of website then the content, function and SEO requirements. For a detailed pricing document of the various packages and their respective prices, visit our pricing page. HERE
How Much is The Initial Deposit
After the price negotiations, a client is required to make an initial deposit of 70% of the settled price. The balance is then paid on completion.
How Long Would it Take to Complete a Web Design Project
A standard business website takes an average of 1 week to complete, provided the client furnishes the project with all the necessary content (branding info, logo, texts, images) as at when requested, online stores and other related web projects take as long as a month to complete, from product imaging to cataloging and integration. Generally, the following factors determine the duration of a project
- Size of your website
- Features needed on the website
- Availability of content
- Current client design schedule
- Your timely feedback and input on our work
Before any project is initiated, the initial deposit must be made, then following items ;
- Branding Document( if any) in the absence of a brand profile, the client would have to provide a logo, brand colors, preferred fonts if any.
- Custom Images representing the business from a professional photographer
- Company Profile (pdf), in the absence of a company profile, you can design one with use by visiting our profile section.
- Text Content detailing what the website or business represents, contact details, business hours, details about the business, team profiles, and any other related document the client wants to showcase on the website.
In the absence of any or all of the initial startup items, an additional cost is incurred to enable us develop content.
Do You Provide Website Hosting & Domain Name Registrations
Yes, we provide hosting for our websites using reliable web host abroad and domain name registrars home and abroad for any domain extension, if you have an already existing hosting plan and domain from somewhere else, we can still work something out.
Do you accept every client?
Absolutely not. If the client is not a good fit, the opportunity is not quoted. Creating a new website is a big endeavor, so the website designer and their client need to have synergies for the project to launch successfully. The same is true for customizations of existing themes. If we don’t feel that we’re a good fit or that WordPress isn’t a good fit, we’ll quickly tell you so.
Isn’t WordPress just for blogging?
Absolutely not! WordPress started as a blogging package, but it is now a full CMS that is used around the world for creating both blogs and corporate websites. Over 25 million people have chosen WordPress to power their website or blog. Most notable users of WordPress include the likes of CNN, The New York Times, Katy Perry, The Ford Story, Michigan State University, MTV Newsroom, Mashable, and WSJ Magazine. You can learn more about WordPress at www.wordpress.org.
Can I update my website after launch?
The beauty of WordPress is the ease of use it provides. Some of our web design come with training on the basics of WordPress or any other web development technology adopted for the project , so most clients are more than capable of updating and adding website pages as needed. Since some clients do not want to maintain their own websites, Droplets Software House offers ongoing maintenance. If you want training and you didn’t purchase an all inclusive package, we’re happy to provide training on request at a given price.
Are your websites search engine friendly?
All of our websites are designed around Google’s guidelines for organic SEO. In addition to having a search engine friendly website, we will create a sitemap.xml file and submit it to Google and Bing upon launch if you’ve purchased an all inclusive package. We also install plugins that assist in SEO and keyword analysis. For quality SEO campaigns, you can still reach droplets software house for inquiries.